About this listing
Our wide, 38 ft Ketch Sailboat, teak wood and red velvet cushions, is docked at the hip Pilot House Restr & Marina: great food, music, & amenities. Queen/full bed in the Stern Captain's quarters, ensuite sink, loveseat. large lounge. close to all!
OUr wood trimmed and paneled sailboat has two staterooms, large salon, built-in galley and head. She is docked in Largo Lake at the Pilot House Marina.
We have 8 other listings on Airbnb - houseboats and other cottages if you are looking for something different:)
The amenities, daily cleaned bathroom/shower rooms and live-aboard's private lounge and large screen TV, Pilot House Restaurant and live nightly music part of your stay.
Sit out on board deck, listen to music while sipping something to drink/eat. Retire inside where it is quiet and sleep like a baby to the gentle rock of the boat.
By the way, she is romantic...her name is Mej o Mej; it means 'You and Me' in Swedish.
We are WALKING DISTANCE TO:
KMart, Publix grocery, ice cream shop, weekend flea market, Library & restaurants are 4 blocks;
diving shops, dolphin swim, parasailing, best breakfast, Thai food, Cuban coffee & smoked ribs restaurants, laundry, banks & post office are all under 1 mile;
John Pennecamp State Park (2.5 mile).
The distance is either an easy walk/bike/kayak/ or swim from our property to John Pennecamp State Park, John Dagney Botanical Park, snorkel/dive shops, grocery, nightlife, the famous Caribbean Club, Coconuts night club, our beach, the mangroves, sea life, the southern Everglades.
You are a short 20-30 minute drive to historic Homestead, Redlands Trail, alligator farm, Fruit & Spice park, Orchid botanical garden, & South Miami.
We are a 2 hour drive to Key West. There is a Harley bike rental a mile from the house. It is a lot of fun to motorcycle to Key West for the day.
Although Miami airport is closer, Ft. Lauderdale Airport is easier.
You can take public transportation, the Keys Shuttle, from the airports to within 4 short blocks of our property.
HOW TO BOOK:
Please look at the house rules section for clarification of all rental fees etc.
The rental rate is different depending on the time and does not include Florida tax/cleaning.
Find us "vacahaven vacation rentals in paradise" bloglog for more details.
When you click on the button to reserve one of our places, Airbnb will collect the rental fee, their fee and will hold $300 for security/damage deposit. Our phone numbers and emails are at that time exchanged as well.
We then can go over in detail our place, our pricing and if it is the best fit for both of us! Renter agreement addendum, information, payment of Tax and cleaning is handled after booking and outside of Airbnb system.
Upon checkout, with our place intact, the deposit is refunded either immediately or within 10 days.
When you are our guest, we will help with information on places to enjoy, we are close by.
All you need is your toothbrush and bathing suits.
*****We do NOT use Airbnb's calendar!! We receive bookings from other sources. If this place is not available we may have another place that will work for you. Pricing dependent on # of night stay, discounts for weeklong stays, and 10% increase during holiday time periods. Tax and cleaning are paid separate from Airbnb. Please inquire for availability and pricing..*****
The sailboat, of course. (the sailboat's toilet (head) is only for those middle of the night bladder needs.) A a guest on our sailboat you are considered a 'live aboard' of the Pilot House Marina and so have access to the Pilot House amenities.
The amenities of the Pilot House Marina include: full bathrooms- cleaned 2x daily, BBQ, both on the sailboat and over at the live aboards' patio, BBQ & lounge. The lounge includes desks, sofas, TV, etc. washer & dryer facilities.
Guests also have access to our bayside yard and kayak dock. This is the best place for kayaking into the bay, mangroves and Southern Everglades. Here you will also get to see dolphin & manatee.
Interaction with Guests
We know that our guests' privacy is a given and it is up to our guests how much interaction they would like. It is our guests' vacation. We live 1 mile away and are here for assistance when needed.
You will most likely come to the bayside for the kayak & bike amenities.
Guests are always welcomed to visit us! Whether that includes going to dinner, kayaking or walking the dogs together or joining us on our pontoon boat out for a ride.
It is also a special treat to get to know our guests; many whom have become friends and returned to one of our Vacahaven vacation homes multiple times.
Some of our Vacahaven properties share common spaces: the manatee canal dock, the bike room & the kayak dock and yard.
After 23 years of hosting, we will take your lead on what is good for you!
You will know the expected final price before having to book the base rental fee through Airbnb.
Please check with us for availability as we do not use any of the site's calendars on which we are listed, including Airbnb.
More photos and info/reviews at our blog of Vacahaven.
After the reservation is confirmed, our phone and emails are exchanged.
This reservation price does not include the deposit, Florida taxes, seasonal or # of person percentage, or cleaning fee.
In Key Largo, the FL tax is 12.5%.
The refundable security/damage deposit is $300, and is handled via Airbnb.
There is a modest cleaning fee based on number of people and length of stay.
The security/damage deposit is to assure you, our place will be ready and waiting for you and at the same token, assure us, you are arriving.
We endeavor to be clear in our communications with you about our place and the arrangements. Always feel free to visit our vacahaven blog to get more of a feel of our havens. Please ask questions if something is confusing.
We expect that who is listed on this agreement is who is coming. If you have a larger group wanting to vacation together, we may have a different option for you.
If there is something missing that was expected, excess noise from neighbors, something breaks, please contact us right away so we can remedy the situation.
Our home and neighborhood is not appropriate for wild parties or large groups.
Although on vacation, do your best to maintain the home.
We very much appreciate our vacationers taking good care while staying at our home: being energy conscious and being gentle on our environment.
For our Key Largo Florida places, being energy conscious and being gentle on our environment and manatees, is especially important. For example, only a few sheets of single ply toilet paper in the toilets, and other common sense care.
Please no smoking, really.
We want you to have a good vacation and enjoy the place. If you have any questions, please give us a call.